Integral Communications Woos Customers,Eyes Aggressive Growth

Tamilore Shosanya

Integral Communications Nigeria Limited, one of Nigerian’s leading ICT Companies has proven its resilience by adapting and staying committed to long-term growth in a bid to effectively satisfy its growing clientele base.

In a press statement assessing the Company’s half year performance, the General Manager of the company, Mr. Ifeanyi Nihe said from its humble beginnings to its current stature as one of the country’s prominent ICT Companies, Integral Communication’s corporate history is a captivating narrative of triumphs in the areas of product leadership, customer intimacy and service excellence.

According to him,Integral Communications Nigeria Limited has developed a comprehensive range of products tailored to support Nigerians in their journey towards wealth creation and preservation especially in the midst of the prevailing economic hardship.

These exclusive offerings encompass every stage of the wealth-building process, from buying a product and getting free gifts to getting amazing discounts, he said.

He said,the target and premium offer plans cater specifically to upwardly mobile professionals and entrepreneurs and individuals laying a solid groundwork for the acquisition of the company’s ICT products.

As the company continues to build its corporate story — one marked by resilience, evolution, and growth—it remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence, innovation, and driving positive change in the country.

To further prove its commitment to excellence and innovation to its customers, the Company recently made a strong foray into social media marketing which it considered an effective way to communicate with its investors, shareholders, stakeholders and customers, keeping them informed about significant company announcements, financial results, or strategic initiatives.

In order to reach out to the untapped market, the Company has gone into strategic partnerships and alliances as a mutually beneficial marketing tactic with some International Oil Companies (IOCs) like, Shell, NLNG and other corporate institutions.

The company has partnered global OEMs like HP, DELL, MICROSFOFT, APC, CISCO, MCAFEE, etc.
Integral Communications Nigeria Limited specializes on the Sales and installation of mobile phones, Computers (Laptops and Desktgops), printers and copiers , special gadgets, CCTV systems, intercom systems 9PABX), Network switches, procurement, etc.

i-Fitness Marks 9th Anniversary, Partners Infinix On Improved Fitness

i-Fitness, West Africa’s largest and fastest-growing fitness chain, has reiterated its commitment to supporting individuals seeking a healthier and happier life in a partnership with Infinix, a brand with stylish and cutting-edge technology on smart devices.

The company expressed this at an event held recently at the i-Fitness Acme Branch in Ogba, Lagos, which also featured games where members won prizes from Infinix, a statement said on Thursday.

Founded in 2015, i-Fitness is celebrating its 9th anniversary with the theme ‘Shaping The Future of Fitness’, reflecting on nine years of revolutionising the fitness industry in Nigeria through exceptional wellness services. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the company is having a year-long series of events and partnerships, including the opening of new branches as a build-up to its 10th anniversary next year.

i-Fitness, known for its holistic approach to wellness, celebrates this milestone which marks nearly a decade by bringing smart technology to the fitness space. Commenting on the partnership with Infinix.

Foluso Ogunwale, Founder and CEO of i-Fitness said, “This underscores our commitment to integrating technology and innovation into the fitness experience. We aim to enhance the overall well-being of our members with the latest technological advancements as this is integral for shaping the future of fitness in Nigeria.”

Oluwayemisi Ode, Integrated Marketing Communications & Public Relations Manager at Infinix Nigeria attended the event and stated, “Infinix is a lifestyle brand deeply connected to the lives of our consumers. We recognize that fitness is a significant part of today’s lifestyle and our partnership with i-Fitness is vital to capturing our customers’ content and life experiences.”

i-Fitness has 21 branches across four major cities in Nigeria and is known for its holistic approach to fitness.

With a subscriber base of over 26,000 members, gym facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise of over 250 certified personal trainers, i-Fitness members benefit from multi-location access, over 50 monthly fitness classes per branch and other value-added services that support their fitness lifestyle.

CSR: NNPC/First E&P JV Gives NGOs N53.4m

Mohammed Shosanya

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) and First Exploration & Production Limited (First E&P) joint venture (JV) has donated the sum of N53million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Nigeria.

Under the JV’s Impact First Initiative, the donation, targeted towards enhancing societal welfare, would address areas such as good healthcare and well-being, quality education as well as economic growth within the nation,Olufemi Soneye,Chief Corporate Communications Officer,NNPC Ltd,said in a statement.

During the cheque presentation ceremony, NNPC Ltd’s Chief Upstream Investment Officer (CUIO), NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services (NUIMS), Mr. Bala Wunti, expressed gratitude to First E & P for initiating the laudable programme,the statement quoted.

Represented by the Deputy Manager, External Relations, NUIMS, Mrs. Edith Lawson, Wunti highlighted NNPC Ltd’s belief in the power of CSR, stressing that the Company remains committed to working with its partners to impact the lives of the less-privileged.

Wunti said under the initiative, projects and programmes executed include the provision of classrooms, ICT Centres, laboratories and other infrastructural intervention projects, scholarships, quiz competitions, skill acquisitions, and economic empowerment, a testimony to NNPC’s dedication to fostering sustainable development in Nigeria.

He described First E & P’s foresight and leadership as commendable, adding that the partner has spearheaded the initiative towards meaningful change that will ensure a better future for all Nigerians.

Among the beneficiaries of the donation were the Irede Foundation, which provides custom-made artificial limbs to child amputees aged 0-18 and Human Development Initiative (HDI), which focuses on tackling fundamental issues of poverty, injustice, neglect, deprivation, and equality among vulnerable people.

Others were the OISA Foundation, which transforms lives through interventions in the education and healthcare sectors; Cerebral Palsy Center, which renders support to families with children with cerebral palsy as well as the Niola Cancer Care Foundation, which organises awareness talks and screens communities for colon cancer.

Ramadan:Maltina Shares Happiness With Special Iftar Soiree

Mohammed Shosanya

Maltina,Nigeria’s malt drink brand, has again demonstrated its commitment to sharing happiness with consumers in line with its ‘Show Kindness, Share Happiness’ Ramadan campaign.

The brand hosted a select group of Muslim faithfuls to a special Maltina Iftar soiree on 31 March 2024,a statement said on Friday.

The Iftar soiree embodied the true spirit of Ramadan, encouraging a sense of community and togetherness as guests shared delicious Iftar meals– the evening meal that breaks the daily Ramadan fast. The atmosphere was serene as guests made connections and had heartfelt conversations, creating lasting memories for all who participated.

“Maltina is dedicated to supporting our Muslim consumers throughout Ramadan,” said Daniella Ogunsanya, Senior Brand Manager, Maltina, while speaking on the essence of the Maltina Iftar soiree. “We believe this holy month is a time to embrace unity, especially during these challenging times. The Maltina Iftar soiree is part of our commitment to keep sharing happiness and showing kindness.”

This event further exemplifies Maltina’s dedication to exceeding expectations and spreading joy and happiness with its consumers each season. As Ramadan concludes, Maltina remains a nourishing companion, reminding us to be kind to one another and cherish moments of togetherness with loved ones.

Axxela Gets Gold Medal EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

Mohammed Shosanya

Axxela Limited, a leading sub-Saharan African gas and power company, has achieved a Gold Medal in the 2024 EcoVadis Sustainability Rating.

This rating,according to a statement,underscores Axxela’s steadfast commitment to sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethical business practices.

Ranked in the top 5% among companies evaluated by EcoVadis over the past twelve months, Axxela achieved an impressive 97 percentile rank,showcasing its dedication to continuous progress in sustainability and ESG practices.

This accolade marks a significant advancement from its previous silver medal rating, highlighting the company’s increasing efforts in this domain.

Speaking,Bolaji Osunsanya, CEO of Axxela, stated, “Achieving a Gold Medal in our 2024 Sustainability Rating from a globally renowned authority on business sustainability ratings, serves as a superior validation of Axxela’s unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. Over the past years, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that we incorporate and embrace the principles of sustainability across our business operations for the benefit of our customers, employees, partners, and investors. This outcome is both an encouragement and motivation for us to persistently improve and do more”.

Osunsanya reiterated Axxela’s pledge to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, aligning with the UN SDG 9 Agenda on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

He stated, “This achievement propels us to redouble our efforts towards a cleaner, more sustainable future while driving industrial growth in Nigeria and across West Africa.”

Tuoyo Ejueyitchie, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Axxela, said, this recognition is a testament to Axxela’s excellence and continued improvement in the area of sustainability.

He said:“It is a true definition of team effort and general commitment to developing and adhering to processes and procedures that demonstrate our company’s dedication to maintaining world class Sustainability/ESG standards”.

To commemorate this accomplishment, EcoVadis will be planting a tree on behalf of Axxela through its partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organisation focused on global reforestation.

Axxela Limited (“Axxela”) is the pioneer private sector developer of natural gas solutions and captive power generation in Nigeria; a company co-owned by Helios Investment Partners LLP and Sojitz Corporation.

Axxela is a designated natural gas shipper on the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), and a member of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), delivering natural gas to about 200 industrial and commercial customers via a vast network of natural gas infrastructure.

With over 360km in natural gas pipeline infrastructure built, Axxela provides unique energy solutions primarily through its subsidiaries: Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Gas Network Services Limited, Central Horizon Gas Company Limited, and Transit Gas Nigeria Limited.

Verod Diversifies,Invests In i-Fitness

Mohammed Shosanya

Verod, a leading prominent African investment management firm specialising in private
equity and venture capital, has invested in i-Fitness,West Africa’s largest and fastest-growing fitness chain.

The latest investment is the most recent investment from the Verod Capital Growth Fund III, marking the sixth addition to the fund’s portfolio,a statement said.

Founded in 2015 by Foluso Ogunwale, i-Fitness has been at the forefront of promoting the culture of fitness in Nigeria.

The company is known for its holistic approach to fitness and wellness, owning bespoke gym facilities and offering flexible cost-effective membership plans.

With 21 branches in Nigeria, i-Fitness has a subscriber base of over 26,000 members
who benefit from cutting-edge facilities, the expertise of over 250 certified personal trainers and over 50 varied monthly fitness classes per branch.

The company provides multilocation access to its members and an all-inclusive wellness experience to suit and support the fitness lifestyle of its vast membership base.

As i-Fitness begins its journey with Verod,the company is committed to providing more fitness services across its fast-growing fitness community.

The new capital infusion will
empower i-Fitness to diversify its service offerings and expand across West Africa. Central to this strategy is the opening of new branches, revamping its present facilities and providing best-in-class fitness services that are member-focused.

The investment further enhances
Verod’s valuecentric approach, acting as a catalyst to propel businesses forward and stimulate growth.

Speaking on the acquisition,Daniel Adeoye,Partner at Verod,said: “Verod is highly enthusiastic about its collaboration with i-Fitness, which will contribute further to the growth and expansion of its value-for-money gym chain in West Africa. Recognising i-Fitness’
capable management team, resilient business model and attractive value proposition, Verod is also drawn to the growing consumer emphasis on health and wellness, and the rising population in urbanised Africa. This investment aligns with Verod’s commitment to
supporting long-term trends with positive social impact and regional economic growth.”

Foluso Ogunwale Founder and CEO of i-Fitness said, “We are very pleased to have Verod partner with us. i-Fitness is committed to making fitness common, more convenient, and more importantly making it an integral part of the urban lifestyle. We have another great opportunity to touch many more lives by promoting the culture of health and fitness. Our partnership with Verod will help us in achieving this

“We expect the synergy between both firms to strengthen our position in leading the fitness industry in West Africa and more importantly, equip us with all needed resources to deliver world-class services to our members.”

Verod remains steadfast in its commitment to forging partnerships to unlock opportunities in West Africa. i-Fitness joins the growing suite of Verod’s investments championing the health and wellness industry.

The firm is also excited about the job opportunities created due to this investment and the subsequent impact on the lives of both i-Fitness members and employees. With over 750 jobs created, i-Fitness will be creating more than 1,000 more jobs within the first 24 months with this partnership.

The company is dedicated to human capacity building a
and the personal development of its employees. Furthermore, the establishment of
the i-Fitness Academy and its partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) USA provides the best professional fitness training and certifications to fitness trainers and enthusiasts.

This enthusiasm towards innovative employment will be an integral part of the Verod and i-
Fitness partnership to further enhance job quality. The promotion of women to leadership roles will be further solidified in the next phase of the partnership.

Mainstream Foundation Flaunts Scorecard 7years After Creation

Mohammed Shosanya
For Mainstream Foundation, the humanitarian arm of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), seven years of its creation represents a period of stocktaking of its value addition in its key intervention areas of health, education, environment and community empowerment.
The Foundation has remained true to the intent and philosophy of its drivers and was clear from inception on how it will distinctively impact positively on lives without consideration for profit.
Funded by 1% of MESL’s gross revenue, the Foundation has continued to make a profound impact through its interventions that have elevated human value in MESL’s host communities.
This is why on their 7th anniversary,the Foundation can proudly highlight its achievements which further emphasize an uncommon vision to conquer the humanitarian space through consistent value addition.
To provide context to its achievements so far, since its inception in 2016, Mainstream Foundation has executed intervention projects in 71 schools across its catchment area.
Besides,schools that have experienced neglect and a poor maintenance culture of subsequent governments have enjoyed comprehensive overhauls with the construction of a total of 317 classrooms which have also been furnished with over 10,603 desks and chairs.
In a practical demonstration of its commitment to the well-being of people groups and focusing on health, the Foundation has also constructed and equipped 10 community health centres and 13 clinics in the 7 years of its existence.
Furthermore,the Foundation has successfully carried out 26 medical outreaches in which it examined 15,773 patients by qualified doctors in various fields of specialization.
 It also executed 409 vesicovaginal fistula surgeries, 976 cataract surgeries and 214 general surgeries after which it collaborated with the Raise Foundation in life-changing surgeries.
Mainstream Foundation in 7 years has also distributed 2012 eyeglasses and free medication to residents of beneficiary communities. 300 boreholes have been delivered thereby providing potable water to over 800 communities.
Pursuant to its drive for robust community empowerment,Mainstream Foundation, established 7 rice, 3 garri and 1 groundnut processing mill thereby adding economic value and convenience to the subsistent farmers who benefit from the use of these investments.
 The Foundation also procured,installed and energized 88 power transformers enabling electricity supply to various households and SMEs.
In the area of capacity building, the Foundation has trained 40 individuals in catering through its collaboration with R & B Kitchen-a catering business situated in Abuja. 60 individuals received training in fisheries and poultry at the Federal College of Education in Kontagora, while 63 candidates were sponsored to the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN.
The Foundation has also facilitated the training of 100 beneficiaries at the Skills Upgrade and Vocational Centre in Kaduna, where starter packs and grants were donated to graduates.
With respect to the environment, Mainstream Foundation has constructed 12 major culverts and 7 bridges enhancing interconnectivity between neighbouring communities and impacting positively on trade.
The Foundation has also planted over 20,000 economic trees in various communities, thus contributing its quota towards combatting deforestation, climate change and the economic empowerment of the communities.
Beneficiaries of the Foundation’s gesture have continued to show their appreciation over the immense changes that their communities have enjoyed over the years.
As expressed by one of the beneficiaries of portable water in Fanga village of Niger state, “I thought they were just empty promises when they talked about drilling us a borehole. But they came back and actually did it.”
Another beneficiary,one Yakubu Mohammed also wrote: “We, the youths association surely testify of such development. It is not mere political propaganda, they (Mainstream) are real. We are surprised with wonders. All our requests are being fulfilled that we are even shy to request for more.
“We also thought it was our constitutional right, but we lived with the Federal Government NEPA or PHCN for over 30 years now, but none like these. We conclude and say it is a privilege from God to the community”
 Federal Ministries,National Hospital,State  and local governments,as well as private concerns in the  country have benefitted immensely from the Foundation’s humanitarianism since its birth.
They poured out their hearts in an appreciation letters obtained by Premium News,wherein they  also commended the Foundation for living up to its set objectives and appreciably intervening in areas that have given improved meaning to life.
Having facilitated the aforementioned interventions in its various focal areas to the tune of over 7.1 billion naira, the Foundation is not resting on its oars in positively impacting lives and building a strong heritage of service and value.
Their mantra, “we will do more” is a strong indication of the many more interventions ahead of them and unquenchable appetite to serve humanity.
Integral Communications Limited Unveils Valentine’s Promo

Mohammed Shosanya

Integral Communications Nigeria Limited is offering several mouth-watering freebies on any item sold to celebrate customers during Valentine’s season

The Valentine’s season campaign tagged “We love you with all our Hearts” will run from February 10 to 29, 2024.

In a press statement signed by the General Manager of the company, Ifeanyi Nihe, Valentine’s season provides the company with another opportunity to demonstrate its love and appreciation for its existing and prospective customers for the years of loyalty and support for the company.

Mr. Nihe said that the company is using this opportunity to thank its customers for their commitment as it values them and wish them the very best of the season.

In sharing love this valentine season, Integral Communications Nigeria Limited – a leading ICT company – has promised to gift customers umbrellas, towels and water bottles/cans, etc on every item they buy from the company.

Nihe remarked that in the spirit of the season, the company has unveiled several amazing offers to appreciate its customers during the month of love.

He said that the company recognizes Valentine’s Day as a special occasion to celebrate love and affection as it presents a fantastic opportunity for businesses to engage with their existing and prospective customers and drive sales through creative promotions and campaigns.

According to him,the company knows that its existing and prospective customers are expected to be engaged in a lot of online activities during the Valentine season and thereafter which is why it decided to make it easier for them to buy devices at affordable prices themselves and their loved ones.

Nihe disclosed that the company is delighted to excite its customers with the mouth-watering promo as the offer is its way of adding flavor to its customers’ Valentine season enjoyment.

Integral Communications Excites Customers With Gifts At Shell,Total Cooperatives’ Exhibitions

Mohammed Shosanya

A leading ICT Company, Integral Communications Nigeria Limited is
offering its customers free phones for every iphone, laptop or high end Samsung phone they buy at the Shell and Total’s Cooperatives’
Exhibitions from Monday, November 13 to Friday, December 01,

In a press statement signed by the General Manager of the Company,
Mr. Ifeanyi Nihe, the company is participating at the Shell’s
COOPEAST Exhibition which started November 13, 2023 and will end
on Saturday, November 18, 2023

It will also be at the Total Cooperative Exhibition which runs from
Monday, November 20, 2023 to Friday, November 24, 2023.

The General Manager is encouraging its customers nationwide to
avail themselves of this opportunity to get the devices for themselves
and their loved ones ahead of the Christmas season in view of the
harsh economic realities in the country.

Integral communications Nig. Ltd is a company that specializes on
sales and installation of mobile phones, computers (Laptops and
Desktops), printers and copiers, Iphones, Phones, special gadgets,
CCTV systems, intercom systems (PABX), Network Switches,

The company was incorporated in August, 2005 and has since been
offering the above mentioned services from its corporate headquarters at No 38 Old Aba, Rumuobiakani, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and its branches both in Rivers State and FTC.

Renowned for quality products and services, this has endeared the
company to numerous clients, ranging from walk-in clients to
corporate organizations, cooperative societies, Federal government
institutions and MDAs, Educational Institutions, etc.

The company partners with a lot of OEMs like HP, DELL, MICROSOFT,
APC, CISCO MCAFEE etc. We are also in partnership with someCooperative Societies/bodies like COOPEAST, COOPLAG, NNPC, PPMC
Cooperative Investments and Credit Society Limited, just to mention
but a few.

Mr. Nihe has assured its customers of its resolve to help cushion the
effects of the present economic realities by always working with their
budgets for cooperative sales while maintaining customer intimacy,
product leadership and service excellence as traits which stand it out.

Big Chance Lotto Launches New Gaming Platform In Lagos

Mohammed Shosanya

Big Chance Lotteries Management Limited, innovative and dynamic lottery and gaming company,has launched a new online platform where Nigerians can play and win millions of naira in cash rewards every week.

At the launch of the platform in Lagos on Thursday, the Managing Director of Big Chance Lotteries Management Limited, Opeyemi Oguntimehin, explained that the firm’s goal is to impact the lives of Nigerians positively by ensuring that fairness and transparency are maintained at all times.

He said,apart from lifting Nigerians from the morass of poverty with its range of exciting games,the lottery will also help combat unemployment.

He added:“At a time when many Nigerians are looking for genuine opportunities to improve their financial well-being, we firmly believe that Big Chance Lotto will resonate with millions of Nigerians. The game comes from a trusted brand duly licenced by the Nigeria Lottery Regulatory Commission.

“Built on a solid value system of reliability, innovation, empowerment, social responsibility, integrity and fun, Big Chance Lotto is an immense and entertaining game, win and cash out game, never seen in Nigeria.

“Our lottery is online and real-time, meaning you can play and cash out instantly, which makes the platform robust and friendly, with the highest security standards against fraud and hackers.

“Nigerians can play the games all day long all over the country, and they can even play games ahead, meaning they can play for Friday game on Tuesday.

Our lottery draws are transparent and live on all major social media platforms; you can view live attractions as they happen.The wallet can be preloaded and funded via any bank in Nigeria. We are connected to the best and most secure payment platform, and we have partnered with the best in the industry.

“There is also the primary draw in the evening at about 7 p.m., and our odds are very competitive and one of the highest in the industry.
We also plan to launch Jackpot games and other variant of lotteries before the end of the year.

“Our staff are well-seasoned lottery experts with over 25 years of experience, and our CEO has over 30 years of lottery and gaming experience.”

He also stated that Big Chance Lotto can be downloaded from the Google Play store or visit our website at

He stressed that the Big Chance Lotto website is the most mobile-friendly, and players can play their games on the go.

Adding that the Big Chance lotto has something for everyone with exciting games, including two sure, permutation and three direct for akoi Cash, ojuobe, ajewole and oba.